Behind the Scenes ~ Popular Posts of Tropical Texana




BEHIND THE SCENES OF TROPICAL TEXANA

 MOST VIEWED POSTS (TOP 30):
  • Other Gardens: A Friendly Urban Courtyard Garden (967) Posted 7/2012
  • Three Trees with Fine Feathery Foliage (961) Posted 8/2010
  • Visiting the only Amish Colony in Texas (943) Posted 4/2011
  • Ice Plant for the Hottest Part of My Garden (913) Posted 7/2013
  • Fun Garden Tour: My Blue Bottle Garden (893) Posted 7/2011
  • Three Cycads for Zone 9 Gardens (886) Posted 10/2010
  • July 2010 Bloom Day (870) Posted 7/2010
  • Texas Cottage Garden 50 Winter Plants~Part 2 (800) Posted 3/2014
  • Texas Cottage Garden 50 Winter Plants~Part 3 (800) Posted 4/2014
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  • First Foliage Follow-up (800) Posted 7/2010
  • 10 Nifty Garden Tools for the Compost Pile (855) Posted 11/2011
  • Yipes! There's a Coontie in the Compost (849) Posted 9/2010
  • Best Images Slide Show 2011 (828) Posted 3/2012
  • A Good Year for Deadly Nightshade (760) Posted 10/2010
  • First Freeze in Almost 3 Years (745) Posted 11/2013
  • Fun Post: You Might Be a Gardener if...(739) Posted 6/2012
  • First Freeze in Almost 3 Years (694) Posted 12/2013
  • China Connection: Plants in My Garden (674) Posted 5/2012
  • The Georgia O'Keeffe Flower (663) Posted 6/2011
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  • Garden Humor Jackpot at the Antique Rose Emporium (662) Posted 3/2012
  • How to Make a Hummingbird Soda Can Feeder (633) Posted 9/2011
  • Two Reasons Why our Christmas Tree is Outdoors this Year (580) Posted 12/2012
  • Rebuilding a Woodland Garden Canopy (580) Posted 9/2013
  • My Opuntia's New Home (577) Posted 5/2013
  • September Foliage Follow-up (556) Posted 9/2010
  • Where Do New Plants Come From? (520) Posted 8/2013
  • More Flowers? An Apology to My Non-Gardening Spouse (500) Posted 7/2012

FREE BLOGGING ADVICE  FOR THOSE JUST STARTING OUT IN THE BLOGGING WORLD:

If you feel bad about the lack of visitors to your blog....don't. My first month was dismal and I felt like giving up. Hardly any visitors would stop by no matter what. 


If you are just starting out remember; it takes time to build a great garden blog. From many of my favorite garden blogs (that had been around for many years), I learned to keep my posts short on words but high on photos. For every 1 photo you see there are at least 10 that are discarded. I never have water hoses in my pictures (unless I'm doing a post about water hoses). I take shots from 4 different angles. I crawl on the ground. I notice lighting and give up if and come back later in the day if a photo isn't working. I edit my posts about 4 to 5 times to catch grammar mistakes before posting. I'm a perfectionist and this garden blog is where I focus that energy. Yet, even after all this work, I still LOVE other garden blogs more than I like my own! Friendships count more than any number. SO PLEASE.....GO VISIT MY LIST OF FABULOUS FAVORITES TO SEE REALLY GREAT BLOGS on my side panel.  These are my inspiration!


One little secret; as much as I'm excited about lots of people reading my posts, I'd rather have a post with just 10 pageviews and 1 wonderful comment that a thousand pageviews with no comment at all. Friendship gardening is what it's all about! :0)
And above all, HAVE FUN!
David/:0)



  MY  TROPICAL TEXANA GREEN LIST OF POPULAR POSTS (1,000+ PAGE VIEWS):
  • 11, 214  Gardener vs Wild Morning Glory Vine  Posted 3/2012)
  •   4,329 Thoughts on Getting a Few Chickens  Posted 1/2011
  •   3,559 Global Warming Cartoon  Posted 2/2011
  •   2,116 Unsung Heroes: Landscaping with Aloes  Posted 7/2011
  •   1,622 Front Yard Gardens: Growing More Than Just Grass  Posted 10/2011 
  •   1,706 Three Photos of my Avocado Tree Posted 11/2010
  •   1,540 In the Story Book Pumpkin Patch 2011  Posted 10/2011
  •   1,578 Norfolk Island Pine Christmas Tree  Posted 12/2011
  •   1,426 What to do with Chickens During a Storm  Posted 12/2011
  •   1,301 Botany Bookshelf: 3 Mexico Style Garden Books  Posted 10/2010
  •   1,300 Blue Eggs: Happy Macro Monday  Posted 6/2011
  •   1,298 Garden Book Review: America's Cottage Gardens Posted 6/2012
  •   1,232 Meet the Bug that always makes me Smile  Posted 11/2011
  •    1,205 Beginnings of a Texas Cottage Garden  Posted 4/2012
  •    1,189 Changes in My Mind Set  Posted 12/2012
  •    1,141 Addam's Family (Dead) Hanging Basket  Posted 8/2010
  •    1,093 My 100th Post: Are You a {Creative} Gardener? Posted 12/2010
  •    1,031 In the Story Book Pumpkin Patch 2010  Posted 10/2010
  •    1,119 Other Gardens: A Visit to Lucy's Garden  Posted 5/2012
  •    1,103 My Viewpoint on Trees  Posted 9/2013
  •    1,101 Fascinating Fern Foliage  Posted 4/2011
  •    1,046 Garden Paths: Where Will They Take You? Posted 1/2012
  •    1,043 I Dare You Not to Laugh: Garden Landscape Humor Posted 1/2012
  •   1,031 Texas Cottage Garden: 50 Plants That Look Good All Winter Posted 2/2014
  •    1,015 Plants that Weave Texture at Tropical Texana  Posted 2/2012
  •    1,018 Garden Tour: The Bromeliad Garden Posted 3/2012
  •    1,007 Why You Should Keep Blogging (1,007) Posted 1/2013
  •    1,002 Antique Brick Courtyard Comes to Life (991) Posted 10/2013
  •    1,000 Garden Book Review: The Tropical Garden by William Warren 


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